The Top 100 Comprehensive Schools at A-level


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Under the average point score, equal weight is given for each A-level - with 270 points awarded for an A, 240 for a B, 210 for a C, 180 for a D, and 150 for an E. The InternationalBaccalaureate is also recognised with 1,380 points for a maximum diploma score of 45.

The Top 100 Comprehensive Schools at A-level
1Hockerill Anglo-European College, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 5HX1172.8
2The Blue Coat CofE School, Egerton Street, Oldham, OL1 3SQ1117.7
3St Mary's Catholic College, St Walburga's Road, Blackpool, FY3 7EQ1069.2
4St Benedict's Catholic School, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6RH1058.5
5Sir John Lawes School, Manland Way, Harpenden, AL5 4QP1049.1
6The Becket School, The Becket Way, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, NG2 7QY1034.9
7The King's School (the Cathedral School), Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2UE (01733 751541)1032
8Fulford School, Fulfordgate, Heslington Lane, Fulford, York, YO10 4FY1029.1
9St Mary Magdalene Academy, Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N7 8PG1022.9
10The Nelson Thomlinson School, High Street, Wigton, CA7 9PX1014.2
11The West Bridgford School, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7FA1002.1
12Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, The Green Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1EP995
13Audenshaw School Academy Trust, Hazel Street, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5NB987.5
14The Priory Academy LSST, Cross O'Cliff Hill, Lincoln, LN5 8PW987.4
15Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School, St Mary's Lane, Upminster, RM14 2QR985.5
16Wymondham High School, Folly Road, Wymondham, NR18 0QT983
17St Augustine's Catholic High School: A Specialist Science College, Stonepits Lane, Hunt End, Redditch, B97 5LX979.9
18Farlingaye High School, Ransom Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JX979.8
19Watford Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD18 7JF973.4
20St Mary's Catholic Comprehensive School, Menston, Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, LS29 6AE968
21St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School, Chelmsford, Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 4BS967.3
22King Edward VI School, Upper St John Street, Lichfield, WS14 9EE961.6
23St Anthony's Catholic Girls' School, Thornhill Terrace, Sunderland, SR2 7JN958.1
24Sheldon School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, SN14 6HJ957.5
25St Mary's Catholic High School, Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8AG956.8
26Thomas Telford School, Old Park, Telford, TF3 4NW956.4
27Watford Grammar School for Girls, Lady's Close, Watford, WD18 0AE949
28Huxlow Science College, Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, Wellingborough, NN9 5TY948.4
29Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive, Chingford, London, E4 7LT947.6
30Gordon's School, Bagshot Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PT944.3
31Crompton House CofE School, Rochdale Road, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 7HS943.4
32Balcarras School, East End Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8QF942.9
33George Abbot School, Woodruff Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1XX941.5
34St Alban's Catholic High School, Digby Road, Ipswich, IP4 3NJ939.1
35Shelley College - A Specialist Centre for Science, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield, HD8 8NL938.4
36St Martin's School, Hanging Hill Lane, Hutton, Brentwood, CM13 2HG937.5
37Canon Slade CofE School, Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, BL2 3BP936.4
38Huntington School, Huntington Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9WT936.1
39The Broxbourne School, High Road, Broxbourne, EN10 7DD934.7
40The Fallibroome Academy, Priory Lane, Upton, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF934.4
41Ousedale School, The Grove, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0BJ934.1
42The McAuley Catholic High School, Cantley Lane, Doncaster, DN3 3QF932.6
43William Hulme's Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR932.4
44Ripley St Thomas Church of England High School, Ashton Road, Lancaster, LA1 4RS930.8
45=Bridgewater High School, Broomfields Road, Appleton, Warrington, WA4 3AE930.4
45=Carmel RC College, The Headlands, Darlington, DL3 8RW930.4
45=Notre Dame High School, Fulwood Road, Sheffield, S10 3BT930.4
48Dixons City Academy, Ripley Street, Bradford, BD5 7RR929.8
49Faringdon Community College, Fernham Road, Faringdon, SN7 7LB929.4
50The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7EE928
51William Farr CofE Comprehensive School, Lincoln Road, Welton, Lincoln, LN2 3JB927.8
52Hutton Church of England Grammar School, Liverpool Road, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SN925.9
53The Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, LA9 6PJ925.7
54Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School, Springfield Road, Hayes, UB4 0LT925.3
55Friesland School, Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, NG10 5AF923.3
56Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4HA922.7
57William Brookes School, Farley Road, Much Wenlock, TF13 6NB922.5
58=Cheadle High School, Station Road, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 1LH922.1
58=Moorside High School, Cellarhead Road, Werrington, Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 0HP922.1
58=Painsley Catholic College, Station Road, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 1LH922.1
61Wymondham College, Golf Links Road, Morley, Wymondham, NR18 9SZ921.8
62=All Hallows Catholic College, Brooklands Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 8LB917
62=Dame Alice Owen's School, Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2DU917
64The Burgate School & Sixth Form Centre, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1EZ916.8
65Ilkley Grammar School, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, LS29 8TR916.7
66The Ashcombe School, Ashcombe Road, Dorking, RH4 1LY914.1
67Stokesley School, Station Road, Stokesley, TS9 5AL913.8
68Lady Manners School, Shutts Lane, Bakewell, DE45 1JA913.6
69=Sandbach High School & Sixth Form College, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 3NT911.3
69=The Boswells School, Burnham Road, Chelmsford, CM1 6LY911.3
71Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 7BX910.9
72Sexey's School, Cole Road, Bruton, BA10 0DF910.1
73The Ferrers Specialist Arts College, Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, NN10 8LF909.5
74Wickersley School & Sports College, Bawtry Road, Wickersley, Rotherham, S66 1JL908.6
75=St Aidan's Church of England High School, Oatlands Drive, Harrogate, HG2 8JR908.5
75=St John Fisher Catholic High School, Hookstone Drive, Harrogate, HG2 8PT908.5
77Rainford High Technology College, Higher Lane, Rainford, St Helens, WA11 8NY906.8
78The Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Belper, DE56 4GS905.9
79Bingley Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bingley, BD16 2RS904.6
80King David High School, Childwall Road, Liverpool, L15 6UZ903.9
81Roundwood Park School, Roundwood Park, Harpenden, AL5 3AE903.2
82The Belvedere Academy, 17 Belvidere Road, Princes Park, Liverpool, L8 3TF902.9
83Birkenhead High School Academy, 86 Devonshire Place, Prenton, CH43 1TY902.1
84Tadcaster Grammar School, Toulston, Tadcaster, LS24 9NB901.4
85Brentwood County High School, Shenfield Common, Brentwood, CM14 4JF899.4
86Durham Johnston Comprehensive School, Crossgate Moor, Durham, DH1 4SU898.3
87Conyers School, Green Lane, Yarm, TS15 9ET897.2
88Parmiter's School, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 0UU896.2
89De Lisle Catholic School Loughborough Leicestershire, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ895.6
90=Coloma Convent Girls' School, Upper Shirley Road, Croydon, CR9 5AS895.4
90=Haslingden High School, Broadway, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 4EY895.4
92=Kenilworth School & Sports College, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA894.6
92=Northgate High School, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, IP4 3DL894.6
94Freman College, Bowling Green Lane, Buntingford, SG9 9BT893.3
95St Edward's College, North Drive, Sandfield Park, Liverpool, L12 1LF892.2
96The Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London, NW5 2DB891.7
97=Moulsham High School & Humanities College, Brian Close, Chelmsford, CM2 9ES890.3
97=St Mary's Catholic High School, Manchester Road, Astley, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 7EE890.3
99Hagley Catholic High School, Brake Lane, Hagley, DY8 2XL889.7
100Turton High School Media Arts College, Bromley Cross Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9LT888